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A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the vehicles that helped launch the incredibly popular crossover SUV segment of the automotive industry. Since its very first day at dealerships like Billion Auto Group, it has struck a unique balance between outright capability and overall refinement. In the time that the Grand Cherokee has been on the market, the rest of the industry has tried to make a worthy opponent and fallen short. To illustrate just how far out in front of the competition the crossover SUV is, take a look at this comparison of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4. In deference to the RAV4 it has been greatly improved for the new model year, but it still can't match the capability demonstrated by the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

It doesn't take much digging to see the inherent advantages of owning the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee over the 2018 Toyota RAV4. The most glaring disparity between the two vehicles comes by looking at examining the SUVs' performance scores. Billion Auto Group customers looking at the 2018 Grand Cherokee start out with a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine making more than 290 horsepower and about 260 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2018 RAV4 has just one engine to offer its owners, a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Towing is another area where the 2018 Grand Cherokee simply dominates the 2018 RAV4. 


2018 Grand Cherokee 2018 Toyota RAV4
3.5-liter, V-6 Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
295/260 Horsepower/Transmission 176/172
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
7,200 lbs. Max. Towing 3,500 lbs.

Which one has a better interior?

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee continues the platform's tradition of offering one of the most refined interiors in the entire industry. Many of the upper trims are available with leather upholstery, several creature comfort features and an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system that is compatible with Android- and Apple-based smartphones. For customers who also fall under the audiophile umbrella, a 19-speaker Harman-Kardon audio system is included with the Summit trim.

One last note about performance: The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has introduced a brand new Trackhawk trim grade that is powered by a supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 engine attached to an upgraded version of the eight-speed automatic transmission. Owners will see an incredible boost in performance output with the track-ready powertrain producing 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque.

A front left quarter image of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee driving down the road
A left profile view of a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A photo of the front seats in the Trailhawk version of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
A close up photo of the steering wheel and gauge cluster of the 2018 Grand Cherokee


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